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Kentucky Proud co-sponsors BBQ competition with heritage breed pigs, top Louisville chefs


For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 5, 2013
For more information contact:
Ted Sloan
(502) 564-1138

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Proud will be on the menu at the Heritage Breed BBQ Competition on Sept. 8 at 21C Museum Hotel in Louisville.

The Louisville event is the finale of the “White Hot” Heritage BBQ competition series, part of the Cochon Tour to raise awareness of the importance of responsible family farming. Previous Heritage BBQ events were held in August in St. Louis and Memphis.

Competing chef teams will be led by Edward Lee and Kevin Ashworth of MilkWood; Tyler Morris of Rye on Market; Coby Lee Ming of Harvest; Levon Wallace of Proof on Main; and Annie Pettry of Decca. They will be challenged to use one whole heritage-breed pig in six dishes — four meats and two sides. The winning team will be awarded $1,500 to donate to a charity or farm of its choosing, Four Roses bourbon, Cochon Edition “BBQ King” from Anchor Brewing, and a CVap (controlled vapor technology) pod from Winston Industries of Louisville.

Following the event, an official after party for the chefs will be presented by Four Roses Bourbon at Proof on Main.

Kentucky Proud is sponsoring the pigs for the event. The pigs were sourced from Marksbury Farm Market and Pike Valley Farm of Lancaster, Whispering Glen Farm of Brandenburg, and Berea College Farm. The Urban Bourbon Trail and 21C Museum Hotel are the other lead sponsors of the event.
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